Reclaim Sunday Weekly Blog

Happy Sunday! This Sunday we travel beside still waters as the Lord speaks in the silence, and gentle breeze. We ask him to help Beruit and all experiencing distress. Please stop for a time to ponder how our witness unites us in faith to one another. In the epic loss of lives during this pandemic the Lord has raised up newly ordained priests in 2020. Behind each of those priests is a people of God who also serve our living God. Together we serve a world in need. Sunday gives us the space to proclaim to God our love and hope for a unified world. In thanksgiving we ask our Prince of Peace to urge on all priests. Bless families who are moving. In these summer days may we only seek the one necessary truth, God is with us. Listen, Israel. The Lord is our God. The Lord is one. Peace!
Happy Sunday! Before this time of quarantine we may have been less aware of the simple gifts in life. Today’s Gospel gives us the view of Jesus as the ultimate financier. Can you imagine in this life if we knew of an account that would yield a 5,000 % yield? !!! We would be running to make a deposit! Here Jesus asks for the ‘little’ bread and fish to produce the bounty. We may be laughed at, humiliated or even disrespected for a small contribution to the world, by it’s weights and standards. However the world may not know the inner love that prompts that gift from our need, the going without so that others may have a little more. Jesus knows, we believe. Arrogance can crush simple beauties. While outside recently the gift came to the light. Everyone was masked-young adults on a picnic, a new mother with her newborn and many seeking light during the time of pandemic. Out of the blue someone yelled “Look, a whale!!” People ran, stood up and yelled “oh, awgh!!” Taking it in of this enormous creature swimming freely flipping and slapping down its tail to make a big “splash” to do it again and again to the delight of the onlookers. Skipping the camera, captivated by it all, only a small line was left by the time the remote thought of a photo ever entered the moment. We only had to listen and look to see the grandeur on full display. For a minute none was consumed by the virus, but were fed by God’s glory of creation. Only a little was needed. May our unbelief be healed and may we too exclaim, “ Look, it is the Lord! Come let us go to him!” He works wonders and is indeed with us at all times! Peace!
Happy Sunday! If you knew your life would end soon how would you spend this Sunday? The pearl of great price is knowing the one thing necessary to focus on God. Hopefully we would be with a loved one or tell them of our love and the gratitude we have for all they are in our lives. God, thank-you for everything you are doing. Please keep us close to your mother and your Sacred Heart. Beyond the typical summer, this summer of the pandemic gives us a closer touch of the Lord. We are sustained by the Eucharist and we say, “Be not afraid!” Peace!
Happy Sunday! So the garden continues to grow from seedlings and this week we hear of the mustard seed. Growing alongside the weeds is the wheat and the parable urges both to grow together. Such is diversity of crops. Also the work of conversion is ongoing so a premature weeding may not permit the extended growth. In life waiting occupies a lot of our life. Waiting with Our Lady is very different. She waited on God’s will with a grace of a trusted breeze. On this Sunday wait for the in breaking of God’s action as Israel knows well. There was a wall of water on their left and on their right as they passed thru the Red Sea. Be at peace, for our God goes before us into the vineyard of bounty! Peace!
Happy Sunday! Growing things takes time, patience, love and willingness to get in the dirt and tend the growth. This weekend we hear about planting and the Shepherd’s use of parables. In the city community gardens give those without a garden and lawn access to land to grow. We too are growing in the garden of the Lord. Sometimes it looks like not much is happening, yet the roots are growing stronger. As much as we see what is above ground, so is there the hidden roots nourishing, stretching out its roots for nourishing the entire plant in all types of weather.The small cups that may be needed at first give way as the plant grows more sturdy. Where ever you are growing in the creator’s garden, this Sunday May you know of God’s love for you. Peace!

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10.08 | 02:45

I do appreciate your way of evangelization in this year of Faith. On the day of Lord, let us do those that foster our relation with him: mass, scripture reading

08.08 | 13:04

Studying in Jerusalem several years ago, I was very moved by the power the Sabbath has to reclaim and rejuvenate lives of believers, a time for complete rest.

30.04 | 22:05

Sunday is the day of the Lord. Let us come to Him as a family specially on this day to celebrate him and share the joy with others present in the church

29.04 | 13:30

Sunday is the most precious day of the week, time for reflection, Mass, family, and often religious studies, reflection, writing and ministry.